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United now has Premier Qualifying Flights (PQF) and Premier qualifying flights (PQF), every flight you take gets you closer to status. And by a flight, we mean a takeoff and landing — no more fare class multipliers and confusing segment math.

Basic Economy tickets will be eligible to earn Premier qualifying points, but will not accrue PQF. Award tickets also do not accrue PQF.

You’ll receive 1 Premier qualifying point (PQP) for each U.S. dollar you spend. Only the base fare of your flight earns PQP. Taxes and fees don’t count toward your spend requirements.

All in One Chart:

The following purchases earn PQP:

  • Base fare + surcharge

  • Economy Plus® seating or subscriptions

  • Preferred seat purchases

  • MileagePlus Upgrade Award co-pays

  • Paid upgrades on flights operated by United and United Express

  • Flights ticketed and operated by our Star Alliance™ partners

  • Premier Qualifying Points (PQP). 

Preferred partners include:

  • Air Canada

  • Air China

  • Air New Zealand

  • All Nippon Airways

  • Austrian Airlines

  • Avianca

  • Azul Brazilian Airlines 

  • Brussels Airlines

  • Copa Airlines

  • SWISS International Airlines

  • Eurowings

  • Lufthansa

We will be adding more info on programs such as Aegean shortly...

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